Financial Elder Abuse

Financial elder abuse, often referred to as inheritance impatience, is a growing concern in Australia. It refers to the exploitation of elderly people by their family members, caregivers or other trusted individuals who take advantage of their vulnerable position to gain access to their financial resources. Our expert lawyers are well placed to assist you or someone you know who might be exposed to or under threat of financial elder abuse.

Financial elder abuse can take many forms, including theft, fraud (actual or equitable), coercion, or undue influence.

As a leading national law firm in Australia, we are committed to protecting the rights of the elderly and helping them to safeguard their finances.  We have a proven track record of success in handling financial elder abuse cases.  We understand the emotional and financial toll that these cases can take on our clients, and we do everything in our power to make the process as smooth and stress-free as possible.

How we can help

  • overturn improper transfer of property
  • recover misappropriated funds or other assets
  • seek the removal of an attorney or administrator who is failing to act in accordance with their legal duties
  • recover money loaned or borrowed on uncommercial terms or that has not been repaid
  • prevent the sale of an older person’s home without their authority or consent
  • advise you on your estate planning when you are experiencing pressure from family members or third parties
  • advice regarding contesting an application for the appointment of a guardian or administrator

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McLane specialises in estate, Will and trust disputes, complex estate administration and elder abuse.

With over 15 years' of experience, Andrew specialises in estate, will and trust disputes, complex estate administration and financial...

Joel specialises in estate litigation and disputes related to inheritance, family trusts, SMSFs and probate.

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